FLORENCE – Archaeological stewardship is a historic preservation movement that is focused on the protection of archaeological sites for future generations. Historic buildings are threatened with removal, alteration, and neglect. Archaeological sites face a different set of risks from environmental factors and human destruction. Protecting our archaeological sites and resources is an important part of understanding our history and investing in future generations.
Dr. Renee Walker will give a presentation on archaeology at Dust Cave on Thursday, September 5 at 6pm. Dr. Walker received her BA in anthropology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her MA and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She joined The Anthropology Dept at State University of New York in Oneonta in the Fall 2002 semester. Before arriving at SUNY Oneonta, Walker was a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Skidmore College.
Dr. Walker’s primary research and teaching interests are zooarchaeology, Eastern North American archaeology, PaleoIndian and Archaic period subsistence patterns, prehistoric North American dog domestication, and the archaeology of hunter-gatherers. She has fieldwork experience in North America and Europe and has conducted much of her research at the site of Dust Cave.
This event is the second in a series of presentations based around archaeological study and stewardship in the Shoals region. For more information, call 256-760-6427.
The Florence Indian Mound Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4 and Sunday 1-4. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.